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City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music

West Road Concert Hall
University Concert Hall

Tel: 01223 300085

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City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

Children’s concert featuring popular film music
Conductor: Robert Hodge

King Kong is the film credited as the first to have music on a sound track synchronising with the action on screen, the composer being Max Steiner. Music and film went together much earlier than that, using live musicians in the cinema. The aim was to drown the sound of the projector, which audiences found irritating. Curiously, the first ‘talkies’ had no music because producers reckoned the talking was enough to steer attention away from the machinery. What a lot has changed since then. It’s hard to imagine a film without music, and many great composers, from Prokofiev to Britten, have been drawn in. The concert from 4.30—5.30 p.m is for children aged four upwards, who may wish to come dressed as their favourite film character: a pirate, Robin Hood, a hobbit perhaps. And the music? It will come from Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and lots more. Every child or group of children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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Admission: £18
Concession: £16
Student: £8
Under 14: £5

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